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Hey all. I'm located in Buffalo, NY and I'm thinking about driving down to Scranton, PA to pick up this bike: http://scranton.craigslist.org/mcy/1009394522.html

This would be my first nice bike (I have an '82 Honda CM450 I learned on last summer) and I know very little about what I should check for. The dealer normally sells cars, so he doesn't know much about bikes either. There's no marks to indicate it's been down and it sounds / drives great according to him.

-What could be wrong on an SV with 2700 miles on it?
-Is there any way to tell if the engine was broken in improperly (driven too hard at first)?
-Is 3200 a good price on the bike? It seems significantly cheaper than what I've been seeing for 2nd gen. SVs. He said he priced it by asking a friend at a local bike shop what he would pay for it.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Right. I looked through that list. It doesn't mention anything about how to tell if a bike was ridden too hard when it was broken in. Is that even something important to consider?

Only way to know that would be to rip the engine apart.

That's a pretty good price for a bike with such low mileage. Wait to long and it'll be gone.
 

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Agreed. This seems to be a sweet deal. Only problem with timing is that it will take 7 - 10 days to get a hitch installed on my car so I can head down with a trailer.

Putting money down on the bike sight unseen seems like a bad idea...

Thanks for all the advice!
 

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Put the down payment on it! Driving down with a buddy of mine who has a truck, ramp, and straps this Friday (offered to pay him a hundred, even though he would have done it for free). So excited for this one!

Now the long wait til spring...
 

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You son of B!!!

I just confirmed with my Aunt in law I could store this bike in her garage in Scranton until I could get a nice enough of a day to ride it to State College.

I guess I don't need to go to the trouble now.

Good luck with the bike, it seems like a great deal. I'll keep looking....
 

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Did you know about it before I posted, or were you gonna swipe it from me?

If you were gonna swipe it... You son of a B!!

Anyway, so excited that I could crap my pants. Tomorrow can't come soon enough.
Yeah, I knew about it. I have a few emails from the guy back when it was 1st posted on craigslist.

Congrats, it looks like a sweet bike. :thumbsup:
 
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